A Scheme compiler.

["Orbit: An Optimising Compiler for Scheme", D.A. Kranz et al, SIGPLAN Notices 21(7):281-292 (Jul 1986)].

(01 Mar 1994)

1. <astronomy> The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of Jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.

2. An orb or ball. "Roll the lucid orbit of an eye." (Young)

3. <anatomy> The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.

4. <zoology> The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.

Origin: L. Orbita a track or rut made by a wheel, course, circuit, fr. Orbis a circle: cf. F. Orbite. See Orb.

(01 Mar 1998)

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